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Ronaldinho left out of Brazil squad for friendlies

Ronaldinho left out of Brazil squad for friendlies

Coach Mano Menezes left out Ronaldinho from Brazil's squad for friendlies ahead of the London Olympics.
Neymar, Alexandre Pato, Oscar and Paulo Henrique Ganso were among the 23 players picked for the friendlies against Denmark on May 26, United States on May 30, Mexico on June 3 and Argentina on June 9.
The players selected Friday are expected to form the core of the Brazil team that will try to win its first Olympic gold medal.
Only six players in the list are older than 23 _ David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Jefferson, Daniel Alves, Marcelo and Hulk.
The Olympic tournament is played with under-23 squads but each nation may use three overage players.
Two-time FIFA player of the year Ronaldinho had been a regular in the team but missed out after poor performances with Flamengo.


Updated : 2021-10-25 02:59 GMT+08:00